All questions in the Written Qualifying Examination are single
one best answer questions. This is the traditional, most frequently
used multiple-choice format. It consists of a statement or question
followed by four options that are in alphabetical or logical order.
The response options in this format are lettered (eg, A, B, C,
Examinees are required to select the best answer to the
question. Other options may be partially correct, but there is only
ONE BEST answer.
Strategies for Answering Single One Best Answer Test
- Read each question carefully. It is important to understand
what is being asked.
- Try to generate an answer and then look for it in the option
- Alternatively, read each option carefully, eliminating those
that are clearly incorrect.
- Of the remaining options, select the one that is most
- If unsure about an answer, it is better to guess since
unanswered questions are automatically counted as wrong. No points
will be subtracted for incorrect responses.
Sample Question 1
Which of the following factors is most important when deciding
to drain subretinal fluid during scleral buckling surgery?
a) Bullous retinal elevation in the inferior temporal
b) Macular detachment
c) A previous surgical failure
d) The retinal break can be approximated to a buckle
Sample Question 2
Three weeks ago, the parents of a 2 1/2-year-old girl noticed
intermittent esotropia in the child's right eye. Examination
reveals 20 prism diopters of esotropia at 6 1/3 m. Which of the
following is the most appropriate initial therapy?
a) Alternate occlusion
b) Base-out, 10 PD Fresnel prisms on plano spectacles
c) Recession of the medical rectus muscles
d) Spectacles for correction of hyperopia
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